Release Your Child to the Lord
The 3 R's of Parenting

Jonathan Combs ·
July 29, 2018 · 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12

Have you noticed that every child is unique and as they grow, they change? So the parenting style that seemed effective when they were small, doesn’t work when they’re older. They need different parenting styles. Godly parents recognize their call to be leaders who make disciples. If we want to be effective, we have to match our parenting style to every child’s situation. In the book of 1 Thessalonians, the apostle Paul told them that he had discipled them like a parent according to their situation, sometimes gentle and affectionate like a mother and sometimes strong like a father in order to release them to live up to God’s calling. We can parent our children following God’s Word to match our child’s situation with a goal of releasing them to the Lord. The text gives three parenting styles that we can use in releasing our children to the Lord.